This zombie ex-girlfriend has some bloggers extremely upset.
“The Ex,” a zombie shooting target by Zombie Industries (shown above), is “hand painted to accurately resemble an infected human that just finished gnawing your neighbor Zed’s leg, to give you that realistic look,” according to the product’s description.
But to The Frisky’s Jessica Wakeman, there’s something more sinister afoot:
“Practice murdering your ex-girlfriend, men! It’s okay!” Wakeman writes, with sarcasm. “Because she’s a zombie!”
On Salon.com, there are some “actual customer” reviews that don’t seem to be focusing on the zombie aspect of the product so much as the ex-girlfriend part.EXPLICIT LANGUAGE ahoy:
The dark haired one looks like my bitch ex-wife, who I HATE! I can’t wait to shoot her face off for taking my shit.This Zombie Bitch is awesome, reminds me of a girl I knew in High School.
I love that this target looks like Britney Spears and it bleeds when I shot it.
Zombie Industries did not return a call for comment from The Huffington Post, but the company did add this disclaimer to the top of The Ex’s product description:
Zombie Industries realizes that the Zombie virus can affect any living creature regardless of race, gender, religion, or species; which is why we do not discriminate in our product selection. In an effort to maximize the Zombie preparedness of our customers, we make products that represent all genders and race, and even have animals or aliens to choose from. All Zombie Industries’ products represent fictitious characters and are works of fiction. Names, characters, stories, places and incidents are products of the author’s imagination and are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons (living or dead), events or locales is entirely coincidental.
The company does have a wide selection of other bleeding zombie targets including zombie kangaroos, zombie clowns, zombie Rocky, zombie Nazis and zombie terrorists, to name a few.
See the target below:
An April Fools’ joke gone horribly wrong ended with one woman locked in jail and her boyfriend recovering from a stabbing.
Deputies in Wagoner County, Okla. say that 18-year-old Tori Wheeler told her boyfriend, Derek Bauer, that she was pregnant as an April Fools’ Day joke, News on 6 reported.
Without seeing the humor in the fib,Bauer got angry, according to Fox 23. Wheeler allegedly brandished a knife and threatened him. Deputies say Wheeler claimed this was just another joke.
Bauer responded by threatening to call the cops, and that’s when Wheeler apparently stopped kidding around. Investigators say she admitted that tensions escalated, andshe cut Bauer across the throat and bit him twice, according to KJRH.
Wheeler was charged with assault, while her boyfriend needed seven stitches at a hospital.
Well that’s one way to kiss your son goodbye. Kimberly Margeson may be joining her son William J. Partridgebehind bars after the two shared an unfourtunate kiss.
A ‘loving’ mom visiting her son in a New York jail French kissed him to pass over drugs, according to police.
Kimberly Margeson, 54, is alleged to have given William Partridge, 30, two strong Oxycodone painkiller pills when they locked lips during a visit on Tuesday last week.
It is not known whether they used tongues to facilitate the exchange, police said.
The Smoking Gun reports that Margeson, from Penn Yan, was arrested and charged with a felony drug count and a misdemeanor count of promoting prison contraband.
Margeson pleaded not guilty to the two charges in and was released on a $2,000 bail.
Partridge, who remains jailed after being held for an alleged previous weapons offense, was charged with a misdemeanor count of promoting prison contraband.
A Yates County Sheriff’s Department report said Margeson put the pills into her mouth before visiting the jail.
“She then passed two pills from her mouth to her son’s mouth when she kissed him,” the report said.
The Smoking Gun adds that the drugs – an opioid narcotic pain reliever similar to morphine – were for Partridge’s own use.
In a bid to try and crackdown on the number of wolf attacks on farm animals the French government has announced a plan to try and “educate” the wild beasts. The proposal has been greeted with mixed reactions.
Can you teach a wolf not to eat sheep?
The idea is being floated in France, where the return of the wolf has got farmers and environmentalists at each other’s throats.
Under a proposed “National Wolf Plan,” the government says it will conduct experiments into “educating” the canine carnivore, which is spreading stealthily in remote areas.
Rest assured, this scheme does not entail lecturing wolves about the cuteness of lambs or trying to convert them to vegetarianism.
Instead, it entails capturing individual wolves that are known to attack a local flock and then marking these bothersome predators before letting them go.
The theory is that the animal will be so traumatised by the experience that it will leave the sheep alone and instead hunt for deer, boar, rabbits and other wild animals.
But if the wolf remains a problem, the ID makes it easier to be singled out and shot.
“Eleven of France’s regional parks have said they are willing to take part in the experiments,” Ecology Minister Delphine Batho said this week, as the proposal met a mixed reception.
Once plentiful, the wolf officially died out in France in the 1930s, wiped out by farmers and hunters.
More than a half a century later, wolves began creeping back, crossing the border from Italy. In 1992, suspicions of the comeback were confirmed when a pair of wolves were spotted in the Mercantour park in the southeast of the country.
Around 250 wolves in France
Today, according to Eric Marboutin at the National Office for Hunting and Wildlife (ONCFS), there are around 250 wolves, 90 percent of them in the Alps, and scatterings of others in the east and southwest of France, including the eastern Pyrenees.
In 2011, a wolf was spotted for the first time in the Vosges, in eastern France, and last year, a wolf was photographed in a cornfield in the southwestern department (county) of Gers, the westernmost point of the species’ advance.
The wolf is shielded by the Bern Convention on European wildlife, and in 2007 it joined other mammals on a list of species that in France are given special protection, except in specific cases where they pose a threat.
But flocks are under rising pressure as the wolves expand.
Two powerful groups — the agricultural lobby and the environmental movement — are fiercely at odds, despite efforts to forge consensus in a “National Wolf Group” that includes politicians.
Emotions flared last month in the upper house of the French parliament, where rural regions are strongly represented.
Senator Pierre Bernard-Reymond of the High Alps region blasted Parisians for what he said was their cosy image of an ancient predator.
“It’s time to release a few wolfpacks in the Vincennes Park or the Luxembourg Gardens,” he said — a suggestion that was not adopted.
In 2008, 2,680 sheep were killed by wolves, according to an official count; this rose to 4,920 in 2011 and 5,848 in 2012, when the state paid out compensation of around two million euros ($2.7 million).
At present, 11 wolves are allowed to be shot each year. Anti-wolvers say that this restriction is far too inflexible.
Under the 2013-2017 plan, the figure would be adjusted in line with scientific estimates of what is a sustainable wolf population.
“The wolf is and will remain a species that is strictly protected,” the ecology and agricultural ministries said in a joint statement.
“However, bearing in mind the healthy population dynamics of this species, it is possible to fine-tune the methods for managing it.”
Capturing and marking a problem animal would mean that only the real culprits would be targeted. Or so it is hoped.
Jean-Jacques Blanchon of the pro-wolf Nicolas Hulot Foundation said wolf education had worked successfully in pilot experiments in the United States, “so we should make the effort to see what it can do for us.”
Don’t bother, retorted others.
“You might as well try to educate a shark,” said Daniel Spagnou, a member of a commission probing the fraught relationship between wolves and mountain herdsmen.
“What a circus! Whatever next? Wolf-tamers?”
A 50-year-old Nebraska man has been accused of attacking his wife with a sandwich, the Associated Press reports.
Larry Spurling of Melbeta, Neb., was arrested late Sunday for disturbing the peace after he allegedly pushed his wife down and “rubbed a sandwich in her face.”
The woman told deputies that Spurling had become irate for “making him live in the county” and “being bored since there is no place for him to walk.”She said that the argument went on for some time, during which Spurling drank three 24-oz cans of Natty Daddy, a malt liquor with 8 percent alcohol content.
The woman told deputies that she “got tired” of the argument and made herself a sandwich and went to a bedroom.
According to the arrest affidavit, Spurling followed his wife, pushed her onto the bed and assaulted her with the sandwich.
The Scottsbluff Star-Herald notes that while court documents don’t detail the ingredients of the sandwich, a deputy “found several pieces of lunchmeat on the carpet outside of the Spurling’s bedroom and some pieces of sandwich bread inside the bedroom.”
Spurling’s wife allegedly also got mayonnaise on her face and shirt, as well as in her hair.
By the time deputies arrived, Spurling had reportedly left the scene. He was found “lying face down on grass about 10 feet” from the home.
Spurling, who appeared in Scotts Bluff County Court on Monday, pleaded no contest to disturbing the peace in connection with the incident and was sentenced to five days in jail.